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Definitions of extreme:

part of speech: adjective

Outermost; utmost; furthest; at the utmost point, edge, or border; as, the extreme verge or point of a thing; " The extremest shore."- Southey; worst or best that can exist or be supposed; greatest; most violent or urgent; utmost; as, extreme pain, grief or suffering; extreme joy or pleasure; an extreme case; last; beyond which there is none; as, the extreme hour of life; carrying principles to the uttermost; holding the strongest possible views; ultra; " The Puritans or extreme Protestants."- Gladstone; in music, superfiuous or augmented; thus, the extreme sharp sixth is the augmented sixth.

part of speech: noun plural

What are furthest distant from each other.

part of speech: noun

The utmost point or verge of a thing; that part which terminates a body; extremity; " Between the extremes of both promontorise."- Dampier; utmost point; utmost limit or degree that can be supposed or tolerated; either of two states or feelings as different from furthest degree; as, the extremes of heat and cold; the extremes of virtue an vice; avoid extremes; extreme suffering, misery, or distress; extremity; " Tending to some relief of our extremes."- Milton: in logic, either of extreme terms of a syllogism, that is, the predicate and subject- thus, " Man is an animal; Peter is a man, therefore Peter is an animal; " the word animal is the greater extreme, Peter the less extreme, and man the medium; in math. either of the first and last terms of a proportion; as, when three magnitudes are proportional the rectangle contained by the extremes is equal to the square of the mean.

part of speech: adjective

Furthest; outermost; most violent; highest in degree; most pressing; rigorous; strict.

part of speech: adverb

Extremely.

part of speech: noun

That part which terminates; utmost point.

part of speech: adjective

Of the highest degree; last; utmost; furthest; final; most severe or strict.

part of speech: noun

The utmost degree of anything; extremity; excess; end.

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